Cracking Pumpkin Pies

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by ddemkow, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. ddemkow

    ddemkow

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    When I remove my pumpkin pies from the oven they are perfect :chef: , but after they have started cooling, they crack :confused: . HELP
     
  2. jim berman

    jim berman

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    Our guest baker that visited my classroom last week insisted that cracking on the surface of a pumpkin pie is a result of an oven that is too hot and/or cooking the pie too long.
    Try using the 'momentum' of residual heat to finish the cooking process rather than the intense heat of an oven.
     
  3. ara gureghian

    ara gureghian

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    Great reply Jim... lower your oven temp by 50 degrees and shorten the cooking time... when you are done it will look like it is NOT cooked... and actually will not be... you can even turn off the temp and leave it sit with the door ajar...
    Be well...
    Ara